Duke Law c/o 2018

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby DetroitRed » Tue May 12, 2015 6:12 am

creedbratton wrote:
WhatCouldHaveBeen wrote:Sorry if this makes me a troll since I'm a WLer (but hopeful!) but this seems like the right place to ask :

What's up with Duke's amazing % of students who get some form of scholarship/merit/need aid/grants/etc., whatever you wanna call it? I saw 85% in one place and 84% and 86% in another. Below is one comparison from another thread, I think it's a year old but you get the point. I've also heard anecdotally that it's quite common for even those getting in off PR and WL to get some $$ at duke (and of course I'm hoping that's the case given that's my personal situation!!).

In short, why is Duke so awesome? Are they filthy rich? Do they give out smaller amounts to more people? I'm dying to know why this is the case, and I also think it's interesting this isn't more vocally mentioned in general when Duke law comes up. This seems to me an amazing selling point and a great reflection on Duke Law overall.


(Note: I think the below is a year old, would love updates # if anyone has them)

Students Receiving Grants
1. Duke 85.3%
2. Michigan 71.9%
3. Chicago 64.3%
4. Yale 57.6%
5. Berkeley 57.6%
6. Stanford 53.6%
7. Penn 48.6%
8. Cornell 47.7%
9. Harvard 47.5%
10. Columbia 45.7%
11. Northwestern 39.7%
12. UVA 37.2%
13. NYU 37.1%
14. Georgetown 33.2%


the school does have great resources (just compare endowments across schools, Duke's is right up there with most of them). but I think that the real key is their small class size. they can afford to be more generous because they have fewer people to hand money out to in the first place


The law school itself has a very small endowment. Precisely how much is hard to say, but Levy says it's about 67% the size of UVa's (per capita) and about 20% the size of HLS's (per capita).

I'm guessing they must get subsidized by the broader university. Or maybe David Rubenstein.

ETA: Small class size is a double-edged sword, financial aid-wise. While it does mean that you have fewer people to give scholarships, you also have fewer people paying full tuition. Often, money for scholarships comes from students paying full tuition. I think it's less often the case that schools dip substantially into their endowments to provide scholarships.
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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby rbwlaw » Tue May 12, 2015 11:23 am

Anyone have suggestions for apartments that would be relatively convenient to both Duke and UNC law schools?
Thanks

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby ticklemesilly » Tue May 12, 2015 12:03 pm

So is it possible to live in Durham (and generally through law school) without a smartphone?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Tue May 12, 2015 12:27 pm

ticklemesilly wrote:So is it possible to live in Durham (and generally through law school) without a smartphone?

You are trying to live as frugally as possible lol. How could you live life without a smartphone?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 12, 2015 12:31 pm

ticklemesilly wrote:So is it possible to live in Durham (and generally through law school) without a smartphone?


Human necessities for survival, as amended to reflect life in the 21st century:
1. Food
2. Water
3. Shelter
4. Smartphones (preferably implanted into the skin/worn on the wrist, but humans may be able to sustain life as long as one is on their person)

On a real note though, I'd say you can definitely live without a smartphone. We'll have carrier pigeons so we should be good.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Winston1984 » Tue May 12, 2015 12:40 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:
ticklemesilly wrote:So is it possible to live in Durham (and generally through law school) without a smartphone?


Human necessities for survival, as amended to reflect life in the 21st century:
1. Food
2. Water
3. Shelter
4. Smartphones (preferably implanted into the skin/worn on the wrist, but humans may be able to sustain life as long as one is on their person)

On a real note though, I'd say you can definitely live without a smartphone. We'll have carrier pigeons so we should be good.

Will carrier pigeons still allow him/her to tinder?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 12, 2015 12:45 pm

Winston1984 wrote:
OhBoyOhBortles wrote:
ticklemesilly wrote:So is it possible to live in Durham (and generally through law school) without a smartphone?


Human necessities for survival, as amended to reflect life in the 21st century:
1. Food
2. Water
3. Shelter
4. Smartphones (preferably implanted into the skin/worn on the wrist, but humans may be able to sustain life as long as one is on their person)

On a real note though, I'd say you can definitely live without a smartphone. We'll have carrier pigeons so we should be good.

Will carrier pigeons still allow him/her to tinder?


Valid point. OP, you've got a lot of factors to consider here when making your decision.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Serett » Tue May 12, 2015 12:55 pm

rbwlaw wrote:Anyone have suggestions for apartments that would be relatively convenient to both Duke and UNC law schools?
Thanks


Take a look for things around the aptly-named Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. Preserve at the Park (formerly Hawthorne at the View), The Flats @ 55Twelve (formerly Evergreens at Mt. Moriah), and maybe even some things around Garrett Road may work. Aside: holy shit, do Durham apartment complexes change their names frequently. They had the old names as of less than a year ago (along with Arium Pinacle Ridge, nee Pinacle Ridge). Even going out further, t's pretty easy to be within 20 minutes of both Duke Law and UNC Law. My place is 20 minutes from UNC Law, and I'm relatively near Research Triangle Park.

ticklemesilly wrote:So is it possible to live in Durham (and generally through law school) without a smartphone?


I don't think it's more necessary in law school than in any other context, so if you're already going without one, you can do it. Personally, I still don't want to go back to life before smartphones, for any reason.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby ticklemesilly » Tue May 12, 2015 3:26 pm

Lol when did "tinder" become a verb?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Brady199 » Wed May 13, 2015 12:18 am

All the apps and sites are verbs by default now.
It all started with Google.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby ithrowds » Wed May 13, 2015 1:29 am

Has anyone heard anything about Alden Place and Century Trinity Estates? i.e. if theres a solid Duke Law community at either?

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby legallybrunette93 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:03 pm

This is super random, but does anyone know if LL Bean duck boots are a thing in North Carolina? I visited Virginia schools during a rainy week and everyone was wearing them, and I was wondering if that's the case at Duke too

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby secadc11 » Thu May 14, 2015 5:15 pm

legallybrunette93 wrote:This is super random, but does anyone know if LL Bean duck boots are a thing in North Carolina? I visited Virginia schools during a rainy week and everyone was wearing them, and I was wondering if that's the case at Duke too


In my experience, this is a thing at all East Coast-ish schools with affluent students. (read: preppy)

Or Hunter boots.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby DetroitRed » Thu May 14, 2015 7:19 pm

legallybrunette93 wrote:This is super random, but does anyone know if LL Bean duck boots are a thing in North Carolina? I visited Virginia schools during a rainy week and everyone was wearing them, and I was wondering if that's the case at Duke too


Lol, this was definitely a thing at my NESCAC undergrad.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby gyra15 » Thu May 14, 2015 9:49 pm

I just deposited! See you all in August :)

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Brady199 » Fri May 15, 2015 5:07 am

Welcome to 1L :D

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 19, 2015 11:37 am

http://www.tasl.us/Registration/Fall-Spring/Divisions-Game-Days-Fields

Thinking about putting together a Duke 1L adult soccer league team. Anyone want to jump in? I think we have a while before registration.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby ggwalton » Tue May 19, 2015 2:09 pm

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:http://www.tasl.us/Registration/Fall-Spring/Divisions-Game-Days-Fields

Thinking about putting together a Duke 1L adult soccer league team. Anyone want to jump in? I think we have a while before registration.


I would definitely play Bortles.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby goingtothestore » Tue May 19, 2015 2:31 pm

ggwalton wrote:
OhBoyOhBortles wrote:http://www.tasl.us/Registration/Fall-Spring/Divisions-Game-Days-Fields

Thinking about putting together a Duke 1L adult soccer league team. Anyone want to jump in? I think we have a while before registration.


I would definitely play Bortles.


Also would be interested!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby secadc11 » Tue May 19, 2015 2:53 pm

goingtothestore wrote:
ggwalton wrote:
OhBoyOhBortles wrote:http://www.tasl.us/Registration/Fall-Spring/Divisions-Game-Days-Fields

Thinking about putting together a Duke 1L adult soccer league team. Anyone want to jump in? I think we have a while before registration.


I would definitely play Bortles.


Also would be interested!


Me as well.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue May 19, 2015 2:57 pm

Awesome! It seems like this is going to be very possible then! I'll see what we have to do to register/when

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Longhorn4Life » Wed May 20, 2015 3:55 pm

Hey everyone, I'm a male 1L from Texas and am looking for a roommate next year. PM if you are looking for one too, or if you know someone who is!

Thanks!

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Wed May 20, 2015 3:56 pm

Longhorn4Life wrote:Hey everyone, I'm a male 1L from Texas and am looking for a roommate next year. PM if you are looking for one too, or if you know someone who is!

Thanks!


You should check out the c/o 2018 fb page.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby Longhorn4Life » Wed May 20, 2015 4:00 pm

Yeah I put my name down on the google doc, but no success so far! I want to live at Garret, Trinity or Belmont.

OhBoyOhBortles wrote:
Longhorn4Life wrote:Hey everyone, I'm a male 1L from Texas and am looking for a roommate next year. PM if you are looking for one too, or if you know someone who is!

Thanks!


You should check out the c/o 2018 fb page.

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Re: Duke Law c/o 2018

Postby NoLieAbility » Wed May 20, 2015 8:59 pm

How early is too early to start soliciting participants in a 1L fantasy football league?

This is really the most pressing issue that I need to address before the term starts.




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